CFN ACC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

CFN ACC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

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CFN ACC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

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Duke Blue Devils

As long as the quarterback situation is settled and okay, the Blue Devils should be able to battle for a bowl again. The experience is on the defensive side, and given time under head man David Cutcliffe, the offense should come around.

Forget about the opener against Alabama, but the Notre Dame game is at home after a week off. There are just enough tough road games – at Virginia and at Virginia Tech – to go along with Miami, Pitt and Georgia Tech to make it a push to get to seven wins. Ten games are against teams that went bowling.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 6.5
2018 Record: 8-5
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The new look Yellow Jackets under head man Geoff Collins might take a little bit, and starting out at Clemson doesn’t help. However, the schedule is built for a base of at least five wins. However, the back half is tough, and ten of the games are against teams that went bowling.

The receivers are in place to make the switch, but the defensive front needs an overhaul and a few new parts have to take over in the back seven or eight. The running game will still be solid.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 6.5
2018 Record: 7-6
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis   

Miami Hurricanes

Here’s the caveat – the quarterback situation is in a massive state of flux. The receiving corps will be great, the defense will be a killer, and the enthusiasm of new head man Manny Diaz should make a big difference.

The hidden gem here is the schedule. If the Hurricanes can own home, start with seven wins as a base – barring a total meltdown and the offensive issues of last season. There’s a game against Florida in Orlando, and the Florida State showdown is in Tallahassee, but there aren’t any sure-thing losses.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 9
2018 Record: 7-6
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

North Carolina Tar Heels

Mack Browns’s first year back has the potential to be a big step forward for the program. The experience is more than there, but the talent is a bit questionable. Almost everyone is back, but the Tar Heels have to be ready again for shootouts.

The schedule has just enough winnable games to hope for six wins, all of the 11 FBS teams on the slate went bowling last year. There’s a chance there’s a quick pivot back to respectability, but it’ll take a few big road wins – like at Pitt and Wake Forest – to get there.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 5.5
2018 Record: 2-9
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Pitt Panthers

Can the Panthers repeat the magic – and get the breaks – they had last year? The passing game should be better, but the O line needs a whole lot of help and the defense has to come up with a whole slew of replacements.

The schedule has a few almost-certain wins, but there are way too many 50/50 battles and too many scary road games – like Penn State, Virginia Tech, and Syracuse. UCF and Miami home dates, but they’re hardly sure things. It’s a good team, but it’ll take a lot to come up with a winning season.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 6
2018 Record: 7-7
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis    

Virginia Cavaliers

The Cavaliers keep getting stronger under Bronco Mendenhall, and this should be his most talented team yet. QB Bryce Perkins leads a dangerous offense with plenty of weapons, and eight starters return on defense.

The schedule isn’t that awful. Assume wins over William & Mary, Liberty and Old Dominion, and there should be a few more victories tacked on with Duke and Georgia Tech at home and North Carolina and Louisville on the road. However, with road games against Notre Dame, Miami, and Pitt, there are plenty of landmines.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8
2018 Record: 8-5
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Virginia Tech Hokies

2018 was an aberration – the Hokies will be a whole lot better than that. Even with some big departures, the offense should be okay, and there’s no way the defense will be as mediocre with eight starters returning.

The schedule helps the cause with more than enough winnable games – Old Dominion, Furman, Rhode Island, home games against North Carolina and Wake Forest – to at least get to the six victories of last year. But how much better can the Hokies really be?

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8.5
2018 Record: 6-7
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

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